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Development Applications

Do I need development approval?

Development approval is required for all works and/or a change in land use unless:

a) Permitted under the City’s policies and/or the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015; and/or

b) Works that complies with the Deemed-to-Comply provisions of the Residential Design Codes (R Codes).

When development approval is required to be obtained for proposed works and/or a change in land use, landowners are required to make an application to the City before obtaining a building permit or commencing operation of a use.

How can I find out if I need development approval?

The City has established a Deemed-to-Comply Check process to assist landowners and applicants working with certain forms of development to certify whether or not a development application is necessary.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the Deemed-to-Comply Check section on the City’s website.

What needs to be submitted as part of a development application?

When submitting a development application the following is required to be provided:

  • A completed Development Application Form 1 (if to be determined by the City of Nedlands), or a completed MRS Form 1 if to be determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission) and, if applicable, a Development Assessment Panel Form 1 or 2. For more information visit the Development Assessment Panel Applications page.
  • The applicable development application fee;
  • If applicable, a completed Home Business Details Form and/or Signage Details Form;
  • Two copies of a detailed site plan, elevations and/or floor plan drawn to a 1:100 or 1:200 scale, 
  • If applicable, written justification as to why variations should be supported; and
  • Any further supporting documents deemed necessary (e.g. traffic impact assessment, bushfire hazard assessment etc.).

Failure to provide adequate information will either result in the development application not being accepted or returned to the applicant.


Additional information


Recent Development Applications Received

Below is a list of recently received development applications.  This is for information purposes only. 

Public submissions in respect of these proposals are not being requested at this time.  If required by the Town Planning Scheme and/or a policy, formal consultation will be undertaken following a preliminary assessment of the application. 

Recent Development Applications - April

Recent Development Applications - May

Recent Development Applications - June


Proposed Development Currently being Advertised

The City has received the following development applications which are required to be advertised for public comment. 

Anyone wishing to comment on any of the development applications currently being advertised may do so in writing prior to close of business on the nominated closing date.

Via email ( which is to include details of the proposal and the property address in the subject line;
Via the post (City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909); or
Deliver in person at the City’s Administration Building (71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands)



Address Consultations Opening Date Reference Number Responsible Officer Plan Details Consultation closing date
Proposed additions (ancillary accommodation and decking) to single house (Lot 689) No. 82 Stanley Street, Nedlands 20/07/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 82 Stanley St - Plans.pdf 14/08/2018
Additions to single house (Lot 17) No. 19 Leopold Street, Nedlands 19/07/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 19 Leopold Street - Plans.pdf 02/08/2018
Proposed additions (vergola) to existing single dwelling Lot 526 (No. 56) Archdeacon Street, Nedlands 18/07/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon Archdeacon 56 - Plans.pdf 01/08/2018
Proposed two-storey single dwelling Lot 420 (No. 55) Clifton Street, Nedlands 18/07/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 55 Clifton St Nedlands - Plans.pdf 12/08/2018
Two-storey single house with undercroft and roof terrace (Lot 49) No. 115 Victoria Avenue, Dalkeith 17/07/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 115 Victoria Avenue - Plans.pdf 31/07/2018
Amendment to DA17/242 (Balcony) (Lot 256) No. 29 Leon Road, Dalkeith 16/07/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 29 Leon Rd - Plans.pdf 30/07/2018
Proposed addition (garage and dividing fence) to existing single dwelling Lot 1 (No. 34) Williams Road, Nedlands 11/07/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 34 Williams Rd - Plans.pdf 25/07/2018
Proposed change of use (home business) to single house Lot 713 (No. 86) Florence Road, Nedlands 05/07/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 86 Florence Rd - Plans.pdf 26/07/2018